Marshall Outruns NASCAR Stars At Plymouth
PLYMOUTH, Ind. – Five NASCAR drivers who came to Plymouth Speedway Saturday night to challenge the regular season Modified drivers found themselves with a top ten finish while two others suffered equipment issues.
It rained most of the afternoon and caused a bit of a delay to the start of the evening, but that didn’t put a damper on the excitement on the dirt track.
Nationwide driver, Justin Allgaier, had the best starting spot at fifth out of the four NASCAR drivers that started in the 30-lap feature and was running second by lap four. He was challenging the leader, Frank Marshall, toward the last part of the race.
Allgaier had scraped the straightaway wall earlier in the race and was getting back track position when he experienced an issue on lap 27and went into the pits finishing thirteenth.
Kenny Wallace and David Stremme had a great battle for fifth and sixth on lap 27 and David Reutimann had a late race run that got him up to the seventh spot. Wallace finished fifth, Stremme was sixth and Reutimann was seventh.
Ken Schrader had an equipment issue during hot laps and was unable to drive in the feature. Disappointed, he had to pack up his modified machine and guide it into the hauler.
Frank Marshall, the points leader in the Modifieds class, was the race winner with Adam Williams in the second spot and Tommy Beezley II rounding out the top three.
“I like it up here,” smiled Marshall when he spoke from the top of the podium. “It was a great night and I want to thank the fans who stuck around until we got the race underway. Thank you also to the servicemen and veterans. It’s a nice night to be on top here!”
Four caution flags flew early in the race and pole sitter Zeke McKenzie made a sharp turn to the pit area on lap four for a flat tire. He was the race leader at the time.